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eBook The Green Piano: Poems ePub

by Janine Pommy Vega

  • ISBN: 157423207X
  • Category: Poetry
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Janine Pommy Vega
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Black Sparrow Press (April 30, 2005)
  • Pages: 127
  • ePub book: 1537 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1597 kb
  • Other: lrf docx lrf lit
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 484

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Her last book of poetry was The Green Piano, which she then went on to win a Golda Award fo.

Her last book of poetry was The Green Piano, which she then went on to win a Golda Award for. Over the course of her life she would win two of these, and was awarded many grants and awards for her works, including a grant from the Puffin Foundation. Janine Pommy-Vega (1942-2010) this cyber tombeau by poet Pierre Joris includes the opening poem of her first book, Poems to Fernando (City Lights Books, 1968) and a homage-poem by Valery Oişteanu called "The Drum Circle for Janine Pommy Vega". BNF: cb17036793z (data).

She is changed by her journey through the world, and she changes the world through her words. And every single poem and book since her first book with City Lights, Songs to Fernando (1968) has been an absolute contribution to a long life lived of many lovely books, each written with the heart of someone (you?) on the poet's sleeve.

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In the 1970s, Vega began working as an educator in schools through various arts in education programs and in prisons through the Incisions/Arts organisation. She has served on the PEN Prison Writing Committee. Vega, Janine Pommy - (1942– ) Janine Pommy Vega continues to be a major figure in contemporary American poetry, as is evident in her remarkable recent collection, The Green Piano (Black Sparrow 2005). While jack kerouac’s road took him all across America, Vega’. Encyclopedia of Beat Literature.

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This first book by janine pommy vega contains poems that were written between 1963 and 1967

This first book by janine pommy vega contains poems that were written between 1963 and 1967. The book documents Vega’s marriage to Peruvian painter, Fernando Vega, who died suddenly of a heroin overdose in November 1965 on the island of Ibiza off the coast of Spain; her grief and solitude in Paris after his death; and the aftermath on her return to the United States

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Vega, Janine Pommy (2005), The Green Piano: New Poems, David R. "Janine Pommy Vega". Retrieved August 30, 2013. Hortillosa, Summer Dawn (January 5, 2011). Union City poet Janine Pommy Vega, 68, dies after suffering heart attack". All articles with unsourced statements.

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In this, her first collection since the career-spanning Mad Dogs of Trieste (2000), Janine Pommy Vega writes with quiet command of her life and times and of our shared American present. Here are protests against the depravities of the prison system and the Washington war machine political poems that are fierce yet never strident and that always begin in closely observed human particulars. Here too are tender lyrics about family, lovers, and friends; celebrations of the natural and domestic worlds of upstate New York; and remarkably vivid letters home from spiritual sojourns through Italy, Germany, and the former Yugoslavia. "Vega's poems reflect a deeply felt and aching knowledge," wrote Publishers Weekly of her previous collection. "They 'go' (as Kerouac said) their own patient, unadorned, and dignified way."

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Kelerana Kelerana
If there is any question that the Beat women writers have been cruelly overlooked and ignored, the answer comes here. I'm guilty! How could I have missed this wonderful writer's songs? There's a wonderful tribute to Gregory Corso here, a superb tribute that transcends Gregory's impossible to get along, but she did, as the beats did, forgive and forgive each other and get along despite. If anyone has had the pleasure and pain of teaching writing in the prisons (I've done a little), her poems on her experience will move you and make you see what needs to be seen--and she has the courage to say it against the most raw power of the state. What service she gave inside the belly of the beast. The tributes to friends, the communion with nature in her rural place---but now she is gone, lovingly cared for by Andy Clausen the last decade of her life as this great hiker of the world dealt with arthritis. She was a wonderful performer. Enjoy the work of this unique woman!
Redfury Redfury
With The Green Piano, Janine Pommy Vega (Godine) has realized and written her finest book of poems. Forty years in the making. And every single poem and book since her first book with City Lights, Songs to Fernando (1968) has been an absolute contribution to a long life lived of many lovely books, each written with the heart of someone (you?) on the poet's sleeve. Calling a book "the finest" isn't meant to diminish the trail behind the poet; the trail is there, made by Janine and with many others she forever in the day wishes to acknowledge and uphold: whether stuck in prison where she has worked tirelessly since a young woman, poems as a citizen against the State, poems to the downcast and shadowed, the lovers (all becomes love), family homage, and the luxury of her poems from new and old Europe. If Janine's been there, anywhere, you'll know she might have a poem and you will want to hear it. Don't wait until she is gone and you can then say, I heard she was famous.  She's famous now. I said so.

JERUSALEM ARTICHOKE

I learned a hundred lessons

in the garden

dig

deeper was the first

the least little root

of Jerusalem artichoke

carries a sturdy new

plant into April

like the vaguest hope for

a friend

buried, like a sliver of moon

in the heart in spring

there are hundreds of sun chokes

take more than you need

give them to people you've

never seen

look for me

in the garden laughing

and crying at once.

                                      Willow, New York, May 1999

Bob Arnold - poet; editor & publisher of Longhouse